I had the chance to see the film Call Me By Your Name this last weekend and I’m here to share my thoughts on it. The film is adapted from the 2007 novel by Andre Aciman. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Song. Let me tell you, it definitely deserves those nominations.
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Set in Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a romance between 17-year-old Elio and 24-year-old Oliver. Oliver is an American graduate student staying with Elio’s father as the annual summer intern. In 132 minutes, the film follows the relationship between Elio and Oliver from start to finish. Armie Hammer as Oliver and Timothée Chamalet as Elio create an incredible, almost forbidden, romance between their respective characters. Call Me by Your Name is absolutely beautiful; the cinematography paired with an incredible soundtrack makes each scene unique and poetic.
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After watching such a great film, I’m now encouraged to read the novel. Of course, if you have the time to read the book before watching, you definitely should! If books aren’t your thing, go out and watch Call Me by Your Name as soon as you can!
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